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Author Topic: $300 Image License fee?? Can anybody explain how iStock calculates prices?  (Read 876 times)

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« on: October 02, 2018, 19:05 »
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Being in stock photography for only a few months, I wasn't even aware that a single image could sell for $300. Normally it is only a buck or two. Looked at my Deepmeta stats for the month of August and was pleasantly surprised to see that two of my images sold for $220 and $300 each. I am wondering how is it possible? When I open these files on iStock, it shows me that I can buy them for $12 each. According to Deepmeta info, these files were sold on Getty, however, when I am trying to locate them on Getty website, I get a message saying that it is a Restricted asset and I am not able to buy it due to country, company and/or publication restrictions. I am located in the USA and both of the files in question were purchased in the USA. So why am I not able to see the price, when at the same time somebody from my region somehow was able to buy them. I am stunned? I would appreciate if somebody could explain this or maybe provide a link to iStock pricing structure and explanation or transaction types?


« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 19:31 »
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first off-- congrats! You must have some high end images to get prices like that!

Wish I could assist you but I am clueless on pricing with iStock.

good luck and hopefully you get more sales like these...


« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 19:57 »
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Getty has many special deals - Premium Access is the name of one of them (I think; they have changed it many times). Your royalty rate applies to whatever negotiated fee that customer has agreed to. I believe that when logged in they show you the rates you're entitled to see, so it's not about being in the wrong country, but not being an account with any sort of special pricing.

If you're independent, you get 15% for photos and 20% for illustrations & video.

Shutterstock "single & other" downloads have generated royalties (not license amounts) up to $120. There are higher priced deals out there, and it's more about the buyer and their license needs than about your content.

I think it's a problem that contributors cannot know the details of some of these private deals - the agencies don't divulge what rights they've licensed, so it's a good price or a bargain, and all you know is the royalty you'll receive. We've asked about this in the past and gotten nowhere :)

« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 20:22 »
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Thank you, Jo Ann for your answer. Interesting is that most of my Premium Access video downloads bring me pennies... Go figure!

« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 00:54 »
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I long ago gave up trying to work out stuff like this its time consuming and you will probably never get an answer as the agencies are so opaque......and if you did what would you do as a result?

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 03:48 »
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Thank you, Jo Ann for your answer. Interesting is that most of my Premium Access video downloads bring me pennies... Go figure!
Absolutely, but I think these big PA sales probably include some sort/s of extended licence. I haven't had any sort of EL via iS for years, and I used to 'punch above my weight' in ELs. Also I haven't read of any ELs on iS's forum for a long time.

It just beggars belief that they are still using that senseless and untrue message Restricted asset and I am not able to buy it due to country, company and/or publication restrictions which makes the content look dodgy, and them, ditto, by extension. You can arrive on a file via a Google Image Search and get that message, with no suggestion to go to the file's iS page for purchase or even "join premium access to purchase this and gazillions more images".

Ho-hum , same old Getty.  ::)

« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 02:42 »
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Isn't it that they bought an exclusive right on the image (local or worldwide) and now you can't see the images because they are not on sale anymore (maybe for a limited period of time)?

« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 02:46 »
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Isn't it that they bought an exclusive right on the image (local or worldwide) and now you can't see the images because they are not on sale anymore (maybe for a limited period of time)?
Unlikely as unless you are exclusive it will still be on sale everywhere else.

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2018, 04:14 »
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Isn't it that they bought an exclusive right on the image (local or worldwide) and now you can't see the images because they are not on sale anymore (maybe for a limited period of time)?
No.
For example, I'm exclusive which means my editorials and plussed images are on direct sale on Getty, as well as on iS. All other files are not visible within my port there, but are findable, e.g. via Google Images with that tacky, untrue message. These are still on sale on iStock, they are RF, and so will the OP's be. (And also the OP's and other indies' pics will mostly be elsewhere as Paws said.)
« Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 09:43 by ShadySue »


 

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